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Adam Frost - Gardeners World

Posted: 09/09/2017 at 10:44
Hostafan1 says:

Try counting the times the word " amaaaaaaaaaazing" is used on telly. Jamie Oliver is a massive fan as is Francis Tophill. She used it twice last week when looking at a fern and numerous other times.

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 I know what you mean about 'amaaaaaaazing'.  It's used to death.  One programme I watch has a combination of that and "This is the best xyz I've ever seen.  They should all be done like this"

Anyone use Wolf Garten multi-change tools?

Posted: 08/09/2017 at 19:17

I'd be inclined to go back to wherever you got it and check if other handle and head combinations of the same tools do the same thing.  If not, I would take it back and get it replaced.  If the others do the same thing, you could try wrapping some insulating tape around the head to stop it.

I accept that with tools of the price of the Wolf range there shouldn't be a problem in the first place.  I have a number of their tools and never noticed a problem.

Garden Design Software

Posted: 08/09/2017 at 15:28
Sharon116 says:

Found another that could be interesting: http://www.gardena.com/uk/garden-life/garden-planner/

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 I've had a very quick play with this one.  As far as I can tell it's only 2D, ie plan view, and has general plant and tree shapes.  It's certainly an improvement on anything free I've looked at previously, but would require the user to have a pretty good idea of the available plants, their size etc in order for it to be really effective.

I can't remember what the software was I looked at a couple of years ago which included a plant catalogue which was obviously potentially useful.  Unfortunately the software itself was poor and was very definitely aimed at the US market judging from the terminology used.

Remove leylandii stumps

Posted: 08/09/2017 at 15:23

If the remaining stump is long enough to give some leverage you should be able to remove them youself using the same method as described in 'Removing Old Shrub' topic.

Plants and raised bed covered in cement

Posted: 08/09/2017 at 15:21

I would also let the neighbour know that you are not happy about the damage their workmen have done to your garden.

Garden Design Software

Posted: 08/09/2017 at 08:47
Sharon116 says:

I thought I had made it clear that I already know about pencil and paper but it is software that I want. I'm looking for recommendations of types of software. I really, really don't want to use pencil and paper even if the rest of the world uses it happily. 

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 Making your requirements clear doesn't mean people will necessarily answer the question asked - sadly. 

Garden Design Software

Posted: 08/09/2017 at 08:45
Sharon116 says:

Found another that could be interesting: http://www.gardena.com/uk/garden-life/garden-planner/

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 Have you tried it yet?  If so, what is the range of plants like?

Fence height

Posted: 08/09/2017 at 08:36

Interesting question though about max height if the neighbouring garden is much higher.  Given a situation where the maximum height allowed was 6 feet, would that be from your garden level or that of the neighbour?  Again an answer which only your local council can answer.

Removing old shrub

Posted: 08/09/2017 at 08:33

Exactly as Posy and Fairygirl suggest.  You seem to have left some top growth so that will help when trying to rock the plant back and forth as you break more and more of the roots away.  Just think of it as being cheaper than going to the gym.

pruning an elder now

Posted: 06/09/2017 at 19:42

If you're talking about the standard elder rather than the black elder, I haven't found it to be short lived.  The bottom part of the trunk must be nearly a foot across and has part of a chain link fence embedded in it.  We've been in the house nearly 30 years and we didn't plant it!

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